Before I took this job to write articles about cycling, I almost know nothing about the sport. But now, I became a fan of cycling for it’s really a sport that can attract you from the beginning.
People like cycling for many different reasons. Some people are having a hard time keeping up with the rising cost of gasoline and maintenance bills, so they choose to ride a bike. Some decide to cycle because they want to have less of an impact on the environment when traveling. For me, I just simply like to ride.
Before becoming a cyclist, the first thing you should do is to buy yourself a good bike. This goes far beyond that simple as to buy a cloth. The basic key to choosing a bicycle is to buy a bicycle that you can sit on and rest your feet flat on the floor so that you can stop yourself. There are those who say that this isn’t the best way, though. They say that it is better to give yourself a few inches between your feet and the ground to create a more comfortable cycling experience. I think it’s all depends on the different cycling styles and your own taste.
Before you decided to buy a bicycle, you’d better take it for a test ride. Don’t just jump on and jump off though, take a nice little ride for at least a few minutes. Think about it: would you buy a car without taking it for a test drive? The same is true for buying a bicycle.
Make sure the bike is perfect for you. There shouldn’t be a problem in making the decision on whether or not the bike is the right size for you, but you should also keep in mind that it needs to fit your riding style as well. You wouldn’t want to waste money on a bicycle you don’t enjoy riding, would you?